Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho has refuted reports that he met Arsenal’s head of football Raul Sanllehi earlier this month as Emery’s position began to come under threat.
Emery was sacked by Arsenal nine days after Mourinho was confirmed as Spurs boss.
“When it was written that I was in a meeting with Mr Sanllehi, it was not true,” Mourinho said.
The self-styled “Special One” took over at Arsenal’s arch-rival Tottenham after the sacking of Mauricio Pochettino.
Mourinho,56, who has handled Chelsea and Manchester United signed a contract with Spurs until the end of the 2022-23 season.
Pochettino’s name has been linked with replacing Emery at Arsenal and Mourinho says he is looking forward to playing Arsenal again not minding who will be in charge.
Spurs will host the Gunners at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in late April.
“I look forward to playing against Arsenal. I want to play against Arsenal. I know what it means for our fans,” Mourinho said.
“But with Mauricio or Emery or Freddie Ljungberg or whoever else, that’s no problem.
“I know the big ones and I know that’s a big one. Not just because Arsenal is a big club that fights for the same objectives as we do. But also I know the meaning. And I like it.”